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  1. MEXICO: Ciudad Juarez: Finally, Steps Towards Justice

    Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft

    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 505
  2. HONDURAS: Obama: Stand up for Women's Rights in Honduras

    Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.

    Monday, December 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 923
  3. LATIN AMERICA: Media-Latin America: Women Deserve Better Press

    "The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 520
  4. GUATEMALA: Putting an End to Violence Against Women in Guatemala

    This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 521
  5. LATIN AMERICA: Gender-based Violence Represents Threat to Human Security

    Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.

    Monday, November 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 522
  6. CENTRAL AMERICA: Gender-based Violence, the Hidden Face of Insecurity

    Gender-based violence and sexual abuse are serious public security problems in Central America, and Nicaragua is no e

    Monday, November 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 523
  7. BRAZIL: Leading Ladies Give Gender Slant to Campaign

    With the possible participation of three high-profile women candidates in Brazil's 2010 presidential elections, the i

    Monday, November 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 524
  8. NICARAGUA: Police Harassment and Detention of Women Rights Defenders

    On 30 October 2009, women human rights defenders Ms Patricia Orozco, Ms Lorna Norori and Ms Ana Eveling Orozco, were

    Friday, November 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 525
  9. PERU: Cuzco Women Stand Up to Violence

    For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 526
  10. CHILE: Women in Arms

    The official version of Chilean history renders women's political participation "invisible" and relegates t

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 527
  11. BOLIVIA: Politics, a Risky Business for Women

    Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 528
  12. COLOMBIA: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War

    Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Colombia by all parties in the country's longstanding armed conflict, a

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 529
  13. CHILE: Chile's National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security: Some Reflections

    On August 3, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a National Action Plan to enact the UN Security Council Resol

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 537
  14. MIDDLE EAST: Demonstrators in the Pink in Copley Square

    Pink wigged-protesters and hundreds of other demonstrators wielding posters calling for peace converged on Copley Squ

    Sunday, October 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 660
  15. COLOMBIA: More Than 40 Years on, The Conflict Continues

    The population of Colombia is still feeling the impact of a conflict that began in the 1960s.

    Friday, October 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 882
  16. MEXICO: "Get Your Rosaries out of Our Ovaries!" War on Mexican Women

    "Sacan Sus Rosarios De Nuestras Ovarios!" The women, some of them bare-breasted, linked arms and chanted at

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 553
  17. HAITI: Haitian Women: Pillars of the Economy, and of Resistance

    Faced with enormous debt, poverty, political instability and ongoing violence, Haiti is struggling on multiple fronts

    Friday, October 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 895
  18. ARGENTINA: Women Judges Not Enough; Gender Awareness Training Needed

    For Argentina's justice system to truly incorporate a gender perspective, more important than overcoming the male-fem

    Monday, September 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 482
  19. HONDURAS: Young Feminist Speaks Out against the Honduran Coup

    In the midst of a women's human rights mission to Honduras, August 17-21, Carrie Wilson of JASS interviewed Lidize, a

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 936
  20. HONDURAS: Honduran Military Coup Reverses Women's Gains In Human Rights

    The military coup d'état in Honduras on June 28 has seriously eroded democratic institutions and hard-fought g

    Thursday, September 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 539
  21. CHILE: National Action Plan To Implement UN Women's Rights Resolution

    On 3 August 2009, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile signed the National Action Plan to implement the United Nation

    Thursday, September 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 938
  22. COLOMBIA: Colombian Female Heads of Households Endure Hardships

    In Colombia, women who are heads of households are more likely to be vulnerable due to the increased level of discrim

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 940
  23. GUATEMALA: One Arrest in Gender-Killing Epidemic

    "Femicide," or gender-based murder, has reached epidemic proportions in Guatemala.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 941
  24. HONDURAS: Escalating Sexual Aggression Against Women Protesting Military Coup

    Global & national media are ignoring the growing intensity of sexual aggression and torture of women demonstrator

    Monday, August 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 942
  25. PARAGUAY: NGO Offers Girls a Way Out of Sexual Exploitation

    Claudia was 13 years old when she came to the capital of Paraguay from her small rural town.

    Monday, August 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 944
  26. GUATEMALA: Guatemala's 'Femicide' Crisis

    A white sheet covers another victim of Guatemala City's violence in District 16.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 948
  27. BRAZIL: Feminism and M-16s: Transforming Macho Policing in Rio

    A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 951
  28. HAITI: Women "More Protected" to Report Sexual Violence

    Shockingly high levels of violence against women in Haiti forced the U.N.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 952
  29. BRAZIL: Electoral Reform "Just a Sop" to Women

    The Brazilian government is congratulating itself on the first-stage approval of a draft electoral law that increases

    Friday, July 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 954
  30. BRAZIL: Women 'Peace Workers' in the Favelas

    It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in

    Saturday, July 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 956
  31. PARAGUAY: Justice System Tackles Gender Violence

    Paraguay's justice system is seeking to address a major pending issue: eliminating the hurdles and inequalities in ca

    Saturday, June 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 957
  32. PERU: Teen Rape Victim Files Case Against Peru in U.N. Committee

    Today, a 16-year-old Peruvian rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion file

    Thursday, June 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 959
  33. VENEZUELA: Grassroots Empowerment for Women

    In Venezuela "women have passionately embraced community activism, taking on a more committed and active role, a

    Monday, June 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 960
  34. MEXICO: Indigenous Rape Victims Fight Military Impunity

    The aberrations of Mexican justice were clearly visible in the cases of rape and torture allegedly committed by soldi

    Friday, May 29, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 962
  35. CHILE: Abortion Hotline Launched in Chile

    A hotline that will give Chilean women information they need to self-terminate a pregnancy was launched yesterday by

    Friday, May 29, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 968
  36. NICARAGUA: Total Ban on Abortion Violates Human Rights, Says UN

    The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) described the criminalisation of abortion under any circumstances

    Thursday, May 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 966
  37. CARIBBEAN: Power of Young Women Leaders Evident in the Caribbean YWCAs

    Young. Beautiful. Powerful.

    Monday, May 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 964
  38. MEXICO: Avalanche of Anti-Abortion Laws

    In the last 13 months, 12 of Mexico's 32 states have approved amendments to their state constitutions defining a fert

    Friday, May 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 969
  39. ECUADOR: Brothels in Ecuador Skirt Law Banning Minors

    Brothels in the petroleum port province of Esmeraldas provide an employment magnet for underage women.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 972
  40. MEXICO: Congress Closed to Indigenous Women

    No indigenous woman has ever held a seat in the Mexican Congress.

    Thursday, April 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 973
  41. VENEZUELA: Venezuela Expands Outlets for Denunciations of Violence Against Women

    Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio

    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 974
  42. CARIBBEAN: Women and Guns

    Miles away from the red zone, surrounded by the vibrant green of Ortinola, Maracas, women from 17 countries hosted a

    Sunday, April 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 976
  43. HAITI: CEDAW Shadow Report Highlights Gun Violence

    Guerda Benjamin from OFAT Haiti reports on how IANSA women are using a CEDAW Shadow Report to urge the government to

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 978
  44. COLOMBIA: Indigenous Women in Colombia Caught up in Conflict

    In Colombia, indigenous groups continue to be targets in the 45-year conflict.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 980
  45. COLOMBIA: Women on Their Way up in Colombian Army

    Women are starting to find their place in the Colombian army.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 981
  46. CHILE: Progress for Women, But Still a Yawning Gap

    With one year to go in office, women's groups and civil society organisations report positively on Chilean President

    Friday, March 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 982
  47. LATIN AMERICA: Women Politicians Call for a More Inclusive Democracy in Latin America

    The project "Strengthening Governance with a Gender Perspective and the Political Participation of Women at the

    Friday, February 13, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 983
  48. BOLIVIA: A New Dawn in Bolivia: Constitution Extends New Protections for Women

    Following a referendum on January 26, 2009, Bolivia has a new constitution, with initial results suggesting that almo

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 985
  49. LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN: Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Latin America is home to some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world and women's organizations have fough

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 986
  50. LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN: Working Together to Raise Money for Women's Rights

    Founded three years ago, the Latin American Consortium of Women's Funds consists of seven women's funds in the Latin

    Friday, January 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 987

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